We all know that skincare is important, but it’s hard to keep up the habit when we can’t seem to find the time or when the products just don’t seem to last. One of the main reasons that people give up on their skincare routine is because they can’t keep their products fresh. But with a few simple tricks, you can make sure your skincare lasts as long as it should and that it’s still effective when you finally get around to using it.
The importance of storing skincare products properly
It's important to store your skincare products correctly so that they stay effective and fresh. Many products, especially those that contain active ingredients, need to be stored in a cool, dark place. This prevents them from degrading and keeps them effective for longer. It's also important to keep them away from heat and moisture, both of which can ruin the product and make them prone to catching bacteria. Make sure to store your skincare products in a cool, dry place where they won't be exposed to direct sunlight or heat.
As we mentioned, the best way to store your skincare products is to keep them in cool, dark conditions. Heat, light and airflow will all degrade the potency of your skincare ingredients. This means that you should store a place like your bathroom cabinet or a drawer (definitely away from the shower or a window!). If you're going on vacation, be sure to pack them in a cooler bag and remember to not have them directly exposed to sunlight.
Why temperature and humidity matter when it comes to skincare storage
You might not think about it, but temperature and humidity play a big role in how your skincare products perform. This is especially important for products that contain water, like creams and lotions. If they're stored in a hot, humid environment, they'll start to break down and lose their effectiveness. So if you can't keep your skincare in the fridge, make sure to store it in a space with enough ventilation. Some natural & active ingredients like Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid would tend to make products last less as they react very easily with the air and light and therefore oxidises extremely quickly making it ineffective therefore it is important to follow every single rule and storage them smartly.
Long lasting & safe skincare products
Products in an opaque/ dark jar or bottle tend to last longer but there's still few tips and trick you can use to make them last longer and most importantly, to keep them safe for you skin. If you’re using something in a pot or jar, use a stick or spoon (instead of your fingers) to scoop it out to avoid spreading bacteria or don't forget to wash your hands right before grabbing product with your fingers if that's what you prefer. And finally, don't forget to close the containers tightly after use so that the products don't dry out!
Oil based products tend to be superior to those water based ones when it comes to lasting and they are also lesser prone to bacterias. This means that when it comes to your routine, you should pay attention to the ingredients in order for you to know which products might need a faster over other.
High quality products made with only the best ingredients is what you need to pay attention to when on the look for long lasting, effective skincare. It should come as no surprise that our products are really loaded with plants, plants and more plants. That’s because plants are natural, well tolerated and give great results.
At Kinvara our ingredients are food grade, Ecocert approved, all our plant oils are certified organic (except watermelon) and we adopt a conservative approach to product development to formulate with an abundance of caution.
Also, Kinvara Skincare products do NOT contain any nasties or dubious ingredients.
The best way to keep track of expiration dates
It's important to keep track of your skincare's expiration date to make sure you're getting the most out of your products. Most products have an expiration date printed on the bottom or side of the container. Kinvara Skincare products are best used within either 6 or 12 months from the date of opening, this is indicated by a 6M or 12M inside a jar symbol as indicated on our cartons and our labels.
Another thing to keep in mind is that natural and organic products have a shorter shelf life than chemical-based products. So, if you're not using them up as quickly or inside the indicated time, make sure to store them in an airtight container to avoid bacteria build-up.
Storing your skincare products the right way is important for keeping them fresh and effective. Not only do you need to pay attention to the temperature and humidity, but you also need to keep track of expiration dates. With these tips, you can store your skincare products safely and effectively and ensure that you're getting the most out of them.